Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.
Whale of an Auction
If you are interested in making a donation to the 2015 Whale of an Auction, please contact the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at (831) 459-3800. Attached below is the 2015 donation form for your convenience and a link to our auction website.
This charity auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, the marine science education center at Long Marine Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz. Because of people like you, thousands of children, families, and people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.
This exciting auction is a “not-to-be-missed” opportunity to bid on fabulous items—one-of-a-kind field trips with renowned scientists, explorers, and adventurers, vacations in exotic places, extraordinary art glass, exclusive dinners, fine wines, and gift baskets filled with goodies.
Whether you live in Santa Cruz, California or across the nation, there is something here for you!
Thank you, 2014 auction donors.
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The Global Oceans Awards Gala
2015 Global Oceans Hero—Margaret Leinen
Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
This is an elegant event during which an award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual who is making a difference for our oceans –– while award-winning cuisine is paired with fine wines and exceptional friends. It originated in 2004 with an honorary award to former UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood.
Former Global Oceans Award recipients include:
2005 – Frans Lanting
2006 – Bruce McPherson
2007 – Leon Panetta
2008 – Marcia McNutt
2009 – Brent Constantz
2010 – Kathryn Sullivan
2011 – Julie Packard
2012 – Stephen Palumbi
2013 – Richard Harris
2014 – Andreas Merkl
2015 – Margaret Leinen
This semi-formal dinner is typically held in late winter or early spring. It is a joyful occasion, with exquisite dishes from sustainable sources, each paired with fine wines from award-winning California vintners. Ticket and table proceeds directly support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs.
Brent and Sylvia Constantz
This semi-formal dinner is a joyful occasion, with exquisite dishes from sustainable sources, each paired with fine wines from award-winning vintners. Ticket and table proceeds directly support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs.